Schizophrenia, violence, and case management: Being supportive and overwhelmed

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Objective: The aim of this study is to understand the experiences of case managers as they delivered care to women who were diagnosed with schizophrenia and live with histories of violence. Methods: Interpretive phenomenology. Results: Providers valued their relationships with women, yet felt overwhelmed and frustrated with aspects of the case management role. Case managers at times blamed women for the violence in their lives and lacked clarity with regard to their role assisting women in recovery. Conclusions: The violence and poverty that is common for these women is a key factor that increased providers' alienation and confusion as to their role in the provision of care. The educational and supportive needs of case managers must be addressed to uphold recovery-oriented services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Case management
  • Recovery education
  • Schizophrenia
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)


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